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Tag Archives: Virginia Criminal Charges

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What is the Difference Between DUI and DUID in Virginia?

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The subject for exploration today centers on the differences between two intoxicated driving charges in Virginia — DUI and DUID. The following sections will cover important definitions of and penalties for both offenses. What is the Definition of DUI in Virginia? Code of Virginia 18.2-266 makes it unlawful to drive under the influence (DUI)…. Read More »

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Sleepy Driver Convicted of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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A 22-year-old Virginia man pleaded guilty to reckless driving after he fell asleep at the wheel and caused a fatal crash, according to an article by WTOP. This car accident occurred on March 22, 2017. At that time, the Virginia man was driving to work on his normal morning commute. The man was admittedly… Read More »

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How are Innocent People Sent to Prison?

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Recently, a Virginia man named Gary Bush was proven innocent after 10 years in prison, according to WTVR News. Bush was charged with two counts of armed bank robbery back in 2006. “It was unbelievable… out of nowhere,” he said, in regards to his sudden and completely unexpected arrest. Afterwards, when his picture had… Read More »

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Judge Decides Whether New Mother Deserves Lenient Sentence

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Over the course of more than a year, a Virginia Beach woman stole approximately $255,000 from her employer, according to an article by The Virginian-Pilot. After pleading guilty to fraud in January, Lindsay Kneff faced U.S. District Judge Mark Davis for a sentencing hearing on July 5, 2017. Kneff’s criminal defense attorney requested a… Read More »

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Killing of Fetus, Infant, or Pregnant Woman

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A pregnant Richmond woman was found dead in her home recently after being stabbed to death. She suffered stabbing wounds to her neck, which was the cause of death, as reported by NBC 12 News. A 23-year-old man, who the victim used to be in a relationship with, was arrested and charged with robbery,… Read More »

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When Social Media is Used in Court

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An argument regarding money led to the tragic death of a 25-year-old man of Henrico, Virginia, according to WTKR News. He was killed with a knife, and lost blood quickly from a gash in his arm and leg. Although he was transported to the hospital, he died during surgery. The argument that started it… Read More »

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Claiming Self- Defense in Virginia Criminal Charges

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If you hurt or kill another person, whether it was intentional or accidental, there will be consequences. These penalties are on a scale of moderate to severe, depending on the outcome of your actions, as well as your motives. A planned and premeditated killing will invoke a harsher penalty than a crime of passion… Read More »

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Extradition in Virginia

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Extradition is possible when someone is arrested in one state but also has criminal charges pending in at least one other state. Extradition means moving the accused person from the original state to the state where he or she is being charged. For example, a man who was charged in a North Carolina shooting… Read More »

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Alcohol Related Offenses in Virginia

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There are many different kinds of alcohol related offenses in Virginia, though most of them focus on being intoxicated in public in some way. If you are charged with an alcohol related offense, you should contact a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to help defend you from the charges. DUI Driving… Read More »

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Criminal Statute of Limitations in Virginia

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Statutes of limitations are the amount of time someone has to take legal action. In civil law, it is the amount of time that the plaintiff has to sue the defendant for damages. In criminal law, it is how long the prosecution has since the commission of the crime to prosecute. A skilled criminal… Read More »

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